27 February 2014

Molossi Guest Designer spot " Love You"

Here is my second page created for Molossi Chipboard. 
 I Cut the purple paper sent in kit at 1.5 " all the way around. Cut Black card stock 11.5" then used Martha Stewart Punches. placed inside of purple paper on black card stock. Used 2 masks and modelling paste. layered black doily and purple heart. I made some photo mats and off set one. I added mesh and then layered banners and the chipboard scallop border. I painted with black gesso and added crochet lace on the back and flatback pearls on top. I added 2 flowers sent in kit and added a purple bloom in the center. The alpha's are foam thickers.

Here is the page

Close up Rt Corner

Close up middle

Close up Cluster Bottom Rt Corner

Materials used

Absolutely something for everyone paper collection  SP280 and the dress form paper. I cut a heart and banners out of that. 
I used the black and grey flowers from kit
 Prima Bloom Leeza Gibbons essential Petals
black mesh
Journal stencil Crafter's Workshop
Houndstooth stencil Crafter's Workshop
Molossi Scallop lace Chipboard Painted with Black soot distress stain
Crochet white lace Offray
Martha Stewart cathedral punch
Thickers Grey foam letters
Texture Magic
Black Card stock Colorbok
Black paper doilies
Flatback pearls.

I am truly honored to be a Guest Designer at Molossi. My Kit arrived just in time to get the 2 pages created.   Thanks for looking. 

24 February 2014

Formal Affair Craft Hoarders Challenge

Found some time to play yesterday afternoon and was able to create a page for Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Blog Challenge. 

The next challenge is a color Challenge and the twist will be to use what I hoard the most.

Here are the colors

I am a Hoarder of many Pretty Things.  The Scrappy things I hoard the most are Pattern Paper, Flowers, Punches Lace and Doilies. I was able to make that my short list. I collect many things.

Here is my page.

I chose a Prom Picture, from my prom in 1988. My Daughter Serena has just started the hunt for her prom dress. Just imagine she did not want to borrow mine. I still have it. But it is now in the mess up dress up trunk.  I made the Heart with a pipe cleaner.  Distressed first layer of paper. Punched second layer. Added Doilies. Cut strips of paper added mat and title.  

Let's Get Sketchy. B Team February Week 2 Snow Day

A new Challenge is live at Let's Get Sketchy.
Here is the Sketch

Here is my Design Team Page for Inspiration

I used Authentique  Glistening Collection
Molding paste
Venice lace
Rosette pinwheel
Prima blooms
Pink Paislee Wood veneers 
Ice Rink Spritz
Recollection Blooms
 Pics of Asher

I hope uou find some time to play at Let's Get Sketchy. Can't wait to see what you create with the sketch.

Stuck on U sketches Project Life " Add a Pocket and a pull out card"

A new Project Life Challenge at Stuck on U sketches is live today.  Our Challenge to you is to add a pocket and a pull out Card. There are many different types.

 My page for inspiration.

Asher turned 2 and here is the first page of a PL Event page.  The pocket is a 3 x 4 Kraft envelope that I added Faux stitching and a Button. The flap is on the outside and a Journal tag is on the inside. I used Becky Higgins Honey collection for this page and added some Toy Story stickers and Valentines. I also have some corrugated Thicker Alpha's  I hope you find some time to create a page and add it to

 our challenge. Can't wait to see what you make.

Here is our Sponsor and prize.

23 February 2014

Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

Hi Everyone.  I have completed my page for Couture Creations Design Team call.  I made it to Second Round.  I have to admit I am so excited and nervous to be asked to the Second Round.  I have to thank CropStop for getting my Couture Creations Supplies to me so quickly.  I am using Couture Creations Embossing folders called Cheerful and 3 in1 Dreamboat Collection Doilies  on this page. I also cut some swirls for my flower cluster from the Cheerful embossing folder. I  have used Coredinations Card Stock too. So Here we go.  Be warned this post is Photo Heavy. Just the way I like it.

Senior Daze 2014

Couture Creations Embossing Folder Cheerful CO723282
G45 Sweet Sentiments Collection
Thickers Scrabble alphas
Wild orchid Crafts Roses
Wilton silk flowers pearl trim centers
Venice Lace
Martha Stewart Punch around the page
Scallop punch Stampin up 
Mini Binder clips
Paper doily
Teak Chalk Ink
Coredinations Card stock Satin Rose
Coredination Card stock Bundled Sage
Cuttle bug/Plates A B C plates
Glue gun
Parchment paper
My DD Serena Senior Picture

Here is a tutorial for the rosettes created on this Layout.

Here are the materials needed. You will also need a Diecut machine. I have the Cuttle bug and  a Glue gun.

I started by preparing my card stock.
Here is the 3 in1 Dreamboat collection 
I cut out my doilies using the Couture Creations Dies.
 Helpful Hint: I added a piece of Parchment paper to help release the card stock from the die. 
I cut the Card Stock  to 5" x 7"

Here are the doilies. I set them aside until the end.

I Cut my strips of Coredinations Cardstock into 1.5 inch Strips
I used a scallop punch to cut entire strip.

I then embossed the strip using my Cheerful embossing Folder.  What I Love about these embossing folders is the variety of patterns and the slit at the top that allows your paper to be embossed completely. You are not limited.

The next step is to sand the embossed area on the strip. 

I scored the strip on the scoreboard at 1/2 inch intervals.

I then folded the strip creating peaks and valleys.

  Glue the last peak and valley of each side of the strip together.

This creates a circle.

Scrunch the circle together 

Quickly add hot glue to 1" Circle

Plop the rosette on top of Glue.  

This is how the back looks.

Turn over and add another dollop of glue and cover with die cut doily.

Here is the Finished Rosette again.

Thanks for looking at my first tutorial.  Wish me luck as I try to earn my spot on the Couture Creations Design Team.

Red Carpet Studio " Academy Award Challenge

A new Challenge is live at Red Carpet Studios

Here is my page.  The LO is more elegant than the picture but the story behind the picture is Priceless. Holidays are hard for my sister and I since our Mother passed away. We are always rushing around making sure everyone is Happy and taking pictures of everyone else.  My Aunt Emily stopped us and had us take a moment for a picture of US.  Wow it was such an unexpected moment. We often forget about US.  We take pics with our families and Family Events but it was nice of Aunt Emily to recognize that we often don't slow down and Capture "Sister Moments" So we are in the "Spot Light" 

Winner of the Challenge will receive a prize from our sponsor
Mindy King 
31 Independent Consultant

21 February 2014

Ann Butler Design Team work.

My First project is live on the Ann Butler blog.  
I created a valentine card.

I used G45 Sweet Sentiments paper collection.
Crochet lace
WOC rose
Petaloo blooms
Love stamp
Leaky shed Chipboard 
2" Unity stamp Leaves all around by Ann Butler
Scallop Punch
Brown Chalk Ink
Picket fence crackle paint

Here is the chipboard piece painted stamped and cut apart.

Here is a close up of Stamp work on finished project

Thanks for looking 

20 February 2014

True Love Guest Designer for Molossi Chipboard

I am honoured to be a Guest Designer at Molossi Chipboard. I created a page called True Love using a wedding Picture.  My husband and I celebrate 25 years this September.

I added a beautiful Molossi ornate fence. I painted the chipboard with gesso and added fatback pearls. I also cut the chipboard to extend it across the page.

Here are some close ups.

Left side of page

Chipboard can be found here at the Molossi Store.

Other materials used.
I used Prima Lyric Collection paper - Box Office
My Minds Eye Lost and Found  Record it Fussy Cut Image "True Love"
Molossi Wrought Iron Fence
Crochet Heart
Wild Orchid Pink Roses
Wild Orchid Two tone roses
petaloo blooms
Heidi swap Heart Mask
Texture Magic
Flatback pearl trim
Black Venice lace
white venice lace
Heart Punch Ek success
vellum polka dot
Wedding Picture

Thanks for looking.

I will also be submitting this page at 123 Get Scrappy 
I used the Crocheted Heart (oldest Embellishment)
Vellum Hearts
Vintage Style.  

17 February 2014

"Anything Goes" at Love to Scrap Challenge #24

Anything Goes For Challenge #24 at Love To Scrap.
I chose to make a card.
Materials used
Turquoise  Card stock
White Card stock
Embossing Folder
ATC presentation Board
Lace pattern paper
Image from Lacy Sunshine stamps 

Melissa Frances Thank You Rub On
Copic Markers
Flatback flower

Our Sponsors 
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3 images to winner

I hope you find some time to join our Challenge.

16 February 2014

Couture Creations Audition.

Here are some examples of my style. I do not own any Couture Creations supplies right now. They are not easily available where I live.

"Cherished" was created for a swirlydoos Challenge. The Chipboard is painted and stamped on. The image has crackle effects applied.

"My Love"  Base has Molding paste and masks with gesso . Chipboard has been painted with distress stain and crackle effects applied.

"Magic" Base has been paper pieced and hand sewn. Stamped and gesso applied. Alphas have been painted and stamped. Handmade roses.

Base is corrugated cardboard, painted and has layers of lace, paste.

14 February 2014

Stuck on U Sketches and Scraps of Darkness/Elegance BLOG HOP.

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the hop.  You should be arriving here from Helen's Blog.

Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches
and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!

February 14-16
midnight to midnight

We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch
and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!

Here is my page created for the hop.
My little valentine Asher.

As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's
blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 
So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month
for a chance to win that candy (click for more info)!

We are offering candy for this hop!
A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 
Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

(sorry, North America only)

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (& Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 
Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling  Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie
Elisabetta Colavero Scrap-colors

Finish hop back at SOUS

We thank you all so much for taking the time
to join this hop and hope that you'll be provided with
a ton of incredible inspiration and lots of fun!

We would also just LOVE for you to create
a project using our sketch so if you do
make sure to come back and share that with us!

Happy Hopping friends!

Your next stop is at Renea's Blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop.